Staff Reporter

KOCHI: The Nedumbassery police on Friday arrested a Nigerian who is suspected to be involved in online fraud committed in Hyderabad.

Omoijiad Jude Emochi was arrested while checking into a hotel here without valid travel documents. On being suspicious about his behaviour, the hotel authorities alerted the police.

He told the police that he was from Lagos but had lost his documents during his stay in India.

He told the police that he had come to India on business purpose. Though he was brought to the police station at 10 p.m, he managed to escape . But the police nabbed him by 2 p.m.

On interrogation, it was found that he had cheated a person named Ravi in Hyderabad of Rs.40,000 after convincing him that he had won an online lottery and made him remit processing fee. The police confirmed that the victim had lodged a complaint with the Hyderabad police . The accused then came to the State to make a similar attempt with a person named Narayanan from Thrissur.